ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

"To serve our community as the foremost provider of foods and products that enrich health and well-being, while cultivating a spirit of community through excellent service and education."

Our Store

Whole Foods Co-op is a full service natural foods grocery store with a wide variety of healthy foods, wellness products, and body care products from local and national brands. Our focus and mission each day is to provide the best possible customer experience for each and every person who walks through our doors. Our buyers do their best to create a product selection that encompasses the daily needs of our customers by providing options with the consideration of a variety of dietary needs as well as budgets.

Anyone can shop the Co-op;
no membership is required

Locally owned and proud of it

Our store is member-owned by thousands of people just like yourself.

National Cooperative Grocers

Whole Foods Co-op is a member of NCG, an organization dedicated to spreading the cooperative message and furthering the cooperative business model by creating a channel for co-op's all over the country to communicate and support their communities better.  By being a member of NCG, we are able to provide competitive sales and attain better wholesale pricing; we also receive support for our staff and our business as a whole that allows us to better meet the needs of our customers and grow our business into the future in an ever-changing industry.  Find out more about NCG and browse their consumer site, strongertogether.coop.

Our Product Statement

The Whole Foods Co-op strives to meet the needs of as many owners as possible.  We offer choices to our shoppers by balancing various consumer needs while honoring our cooperative and owner values.  For example: organic cereal vs. non-organic cereal on sale, or bulk soup mix vs the convenience of canned soup.  Our product mix ultimately reflects our cooperative values as well as owner and shopper demand.

The Whole Foods Co-op will give strong preference to products that meet the following standards:

  • Certified Organic
  • Non-GMO
  • Cruelty free
  • Certified humane
  • Antibiotic and hormone free
  • Grown or produced locally or regionally
  • Fair trade
  • Naturally flavored or colored
  • Minimal/responsible packaging
  • Meets the needs of people on specialty diets, such as wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, etc.

We do not carry products that have:

  • Artificial sweeteners
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Trans fats
  • Tobacco or nicotine
  • Partially or fully hydrogenated oils

While the Whole Foods Co-op actively opposed GMO foods and prefers to not carry any items using genetic engineering/modification, it is impossible to promise our store is free of such items.  GMO foods require no labeling in the US and most manufacturers will not release sourcing information for their ingredients.  We continue to lobby for labeling requirements and work to educate shoppers about GMOs and similar issues so that they may choose what is right for their diets.

Our Vision

A Vision Statement provides direction and focus for a business by defining a snapshot of the future via certain core values and ideas.  Our desire to be an integral part of our local community and provide a true service and compelling experience to our customers is at the forefront in creating this document.  It provides us with guidance in making decisions so that they can be made effectively to achieve a common goal for the future of the business.
The Whole Foods Co-op 2023 Vision